In photos: Mango carving for Tet in Vietnam’s southern province






















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UPDATED : 02/06/2016 13:02 GMT + 7




Three mangos are engraved with the words “Phuoc – Loc – Tho” (fortune – prosperity – longevity)
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More than 1,000 mangoes which bear the Vietnamese map and beautiful words for Tet wishes on its skin are already sold out in the southern province of Dong Thap.




Huynh Thanh Khoa, a local in Tan Thuan Dong Commune in Cao Lanh City, has created more than 1,000 mangos engraved with words and patterns, turning the fruit into a unique decorative item during this Tet holiday.



A mango engraved with wishing words, including “Phuoc – Loc – Tho” (fortune – prosperity – longevity), “Xuan Moi Phat Tai” (a prosperous new year), and “Van Su Nhu Y” (may myriad things go according to your will) was sold for VND300,000 (US$13.46).




The fruits engraving with a Vietnamese map had a higher price, which stood at VND500,000 ($22.43).



This year, the farmer, of Dong Thap Province, earned over VND300 million ($13,460) thanks to his creative idea.




The Lunar New Year, aka “Tet” in Vietnamese, falls on February 8.




The products feature Vietnamese map and some beautiful words for Tet wishes. Photo: Tuoi Tre











Two men are seen holding the mangos engraved with words and Vietnamese map. Photo: Tuoi Tre








All of the mangos are already sold out in the Vietnamese southern province of Dong Thap. Photo: Tuoi Tre







A man is pictured with the mango bearing Vietnamese map on its skin. Photo: Tuoi Tre






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